Trader Joe’s is constantly changing the game with innovative new vegan twists on classic dishes, and we can’t get enough. Plant-based ice creams, cobblers, cookies and more are keeping our sweet tooth satisfied and, at budget-friendly prices, pleasing our wallets. Whether we’re dipping into bags of mini nut-free chocolate sunflower butter cups or biting into chewy, moist snickerdoodle cookies, one thing’s for sure: Trader Joe’s has the answer to our sweet tooth cravings.
Trader Joe’s launches new vegan products
Trader Joe’s has reigned as the king of snacks for years, thanks to its exclusive private-label products. And many of those snacks have long been vegan.
And while Trader Joe’s products have a reputation for getting in and out of stores relatively quickly, for years the popular grocer has carried plant-based products such as dairy-free cheesecake, vegan ranch dip with a coconut-milk base, ultra-high-protein vegan burger patties, and four packs of deliciously sweet and fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes. While these products may no longer be on grocery store shelves, they have been replaced by countless new and exciting products.
Trader Joe’s Vegan Sweets
While we can’t wait to see what’s next from this cult-favorite grocery chain, for now, we’re turning our attention to all the delicious, dairy-free, egg-free desserts and sweet bites they currently offer. Here are 18 of our favorites:
1 Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups
Who needs Reese’s? We’re here for this peanut-free dark chocolate dessert, conveniently located by the register, for a sweet tooth solution. The mini version offers us the perfect chocolate-craving fix.
2 Organic Almond Drink Chocolate Bar
The name is a bit confusing here. What Trader Joe’s is referring to is “vegan milk chocolate.” That’s right. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest location now.
3 Grab the dairy! mini cone
These coconut milk-based chocolate ice cream-filled cones are drizzled with chocolate and make the ultimate single-serving ice cream treat for warm weather days. Stock up before summer.
4 Cream Sandwich Cookies
Whether you like lemon or chocolate, TJ’s has you covered. We recommend trying one of each flavor of these vegan soft-baked sandwich cookies. The lemon cream has a nice pucker and the chocolate brownie and vanilla cream are deliciously decadent.
5 Vegan marshmallows
We load steaming mugs of soy hot cocoa with these fluffy treats in the winter and roast them over the campfire in the summer, but no matter the season, we’ll always have a bag of these gelatin-free marshmallows on hand.
6 Okey Dokey Oat Non-Dairy Ice Cream
Each scoop of this oat milk ice cream packs a swirl of honeycomb toffee and luxurious caramel. We drizzle ours with more vegan caramel for a dreamy, sweet chocolate-free ice cream treat.
7 Non-dairy oat frozen dessert in strawberries
Don’t mistake this pint for plain strawberry—the super-smooth ice cream is packed with delightfully crunchy almond brittle and sweet candied strawberries that pump up flavor and texture. This creamy treat will make a strawberry ice cream lover.
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8 Thai banana fritters
These rice, coconut, and sesame-battered fritters are made with sliced Thai namwa bananas and are easy to crisp to golden perfection in the air fryer. Serve with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert.
9 Vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert
This almond milk-based ice cream tastes like cake batter. If this is what real vanilla tastes like, we’ve been missing out for years.
10 Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls
Let’s be honest, cinnamon rolls are more of a dessert than a breakfast. But that doesn’t stop us from accidentally eating these ready-to-bake vegan treats in the morning. Also, don’t miss the pumpkin patch during the fall months.
11 Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These moist, soft, chewy cookies have saved us many times when cravings hit. There’s no trickery in the chocolate here, every bite is melt-in-your-mouth chunks of dairy-free chocolate.
Who can forget these classic Trader Joe’s cream-filled cookies? Buyer beware: Gluten-free Jo-Jo’s are not vegan (they contain dairy). Fortunately, various seasonal flavors such as matcha, mango and candy cane offer vegetarians plenty of delicious options.
13 Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars
Our kids’ fudge bars get a big upgrade in these dairy-free, oat-based versions from the popular grocer. Scan the freezer section and grab a box (or two) when a craving strikes.
14 Cold brew coffee and boba ice cream
With a chewy bite of tapioca pearls, this innovative pint of ice cream quickly won us over and became a Trader Joe’s favorite. The coconut milk base nicely compliments the rich coffee flavor for a balanced pint.
15 Vegan Cookies and Cream Vanilla Bean Bon-Bons
Trader Joe’s Ice Cream Novelty Gourmet is gone! These coconut-based ice cream bites are enrobed in a rich dark chocolate coating that snaps with every bite.
16 Oat Milk Ice Cream Sandwich
Trader Joe’s renditions of classic, wafer-like ice cream sandwiches ditch the dairy. A simple vanilla oat ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafers makes for a kid-friendly treat.
17 Oat Chocolate Bar
Dairy business for oat milk? These vegan milk chocolate bars are perfect for s’mores, cut into cookie dough, melted over baked goods, or eaten straight as a bar.
18 Share cookies
These beloved, gluten-free, always-vegan cookies hit the shelves at TJ’s and we couldn’t be happier! We’re working our way through the mini chocolate chip variety.